Building Safety Month
May is Building Safety Month!
Building Safety Month is a public awareness campaign to help individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures. The campaign reinforces the need for adoption of modern, model building codes, a strong and efficient system of code enforcement and a well-trained, professional workforce to maintain the system.
The campaign is presented by the International Code Council and its 57,000 members worldwide along with a diverse partnership of professionals from the building construction, design and safety community. Corporations, government agencies, professional associations, nonprofits and more come together to support Building Safety Month because they understand the need for safe and sustainable structures where we live, work and play.
In recognition of the need for safe and sustainable structures where we live, work and play, the Town of Wake Forest Inspections Department is a proud supporter of Building Safety Month.
Build a Safe House
Residents can visit Last House Standing to learn what it takes to build a safe house. Last House Standing is a social gaming application that provides the ultimate design and disaster challenge. Players have three minutes and $100,000 to build a house that strikes a perfect balance between stylish and indestructible. When it's finished, the game will unleash Mother Nature's wrath. Whatever is left will be judged on flair and ability to survive. Challenge random opponents and friends to see who will have the Last House Standing.
Safety Month Kick-off April 29
The Inspections Department will host a “Building, Electrical & Deck Safety Month Kick-Off” Saturday, April 29, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Town & Country Hardware, 910 Gateway Commons Circle.
Free and open to the public, the event will include free hot dogs - while they last. Inspections staff will also be on hand throughout the occasion to answer questions about building, electrical, and deck safety, along with the building permit process.
Area residents are invited to come out and learn about the services the department offers, including Online Plan Review. Attendees can also talk one-on-one with Town inspectors about building safety, codes, and inspections as they pertain to common residential projects, such as decks, kitchen and bath remodels, and screened porches.
The Inspections Department will also help raise awareness of building, electrical and deck safety by manning a booth during Meet in the Street on Saturday, May 6.
A Special Thank You to our Building Safety Month Sponsors
Town & Country Hardware